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to competition for shoppers. toys 'r us in times square in new york city will be open for 543 consecutive hours for nontop shopping starting yesterday through christmas eve. it's the latest evident by a retailer to squeeze every last dollar out of a shaking economy. >>> new boots became an instant online hit but today a homeless new york city man is back on the streets and barefoot. the "new york times" found the man identified as jeffrey hillman wandering barefoot in manhattan last night. when asked about the $100 boots that a new york city officer was seen giving him, hillman said he had hit them because they are worth a lot of money. hillman told the reporter he was grateful for the gift but was also wants a piece of the pie apparently saying the photo of him receiving the boots was posted online without his permission. it was an arizona tourist who witnessed the gift-giving. her photo went viral after it was posted on facebook. so... he wants a piece of the pie. >> i guess. what does that mean? >> he got boots. he should be happy with that. >>> let's check the weather. >> we can relax for a
murdered. and new york city's murder rate is at an all time low. 8.2 million people in the big apple. 414 homicides. one in every 20-thousand people were killed in new york city. >> catherine: there are new charges tonight in a brutal home invasion crime in san francisco december 9th. a man was killed - and a woman beaten. prosecutors say 6 people - including catherine uong - also known as "killer" - forced themselves into the victims home. shooting the man and leaving the woman for dead. the defendants are set to appear in court in january. >>> a law aimed at targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with th
in new york state marked a milestone over the weekend, first ever same-sex wedding. they exchanged vows saturday. senior army chaplain officiated. fulton is a west point graduate. they had a civil commitment ceremony in 1999 have now formally tied the knot. new york state legalized same-sex last year. >>> moraga toon didn't add eagle scout award because he's gay will be honored by the -- last year the souths say he violate -- today ryan will be honored at the opening session of the assembly by openly gay speaker john perez. >>> raider nation we want to see your team pride e-mail your!umfb fan photos to urepor. we will show them on air during our special raiders day edition of abc7 news at 4:00, thursday. at 5, watch manning and broncos take on the raiders here on abc7. >> which will give the raiders the edge they need to beat those broncos. >>> still ahead, just minutes from possibly learning the fate of same-sex in california. supreme court is expected to release key decision any moment we'll break down what could happen and what's next. >>> overnight on the run in the east bay, pursu
in new york city ahead why police s8éó this is >>> welcome back. thought we would show you where the bulk of the storm is now, rain in the higher elevation snow hitting crescent city, eurekaskzs towars reading now if you are heading up that way watch out things are going to get trick here at home clouds, in the 30s everywhere except fremont, oakland, san francisco, low to mid 40s i am this afternoon mostly cloudy, sprinkles turning over to light rain by the afternoon, low to mid 50s as we head towards tomorrow, showers in the morning, dry in the afternoon, dry sunday and monday also. >>> good morning. light out there this morning, hoping for the rest of the commute will stay that way live shot in san jose headlights from downtowno"Ñt san jose past 17 overcrossing and 280 northbound up towards cupertino you can see it is moving nicely at the limit, no delays here. westbound 37 to north 101 stall just cleared out of lanes i'm not seeing slowing in that area novato. still with roadwork east 580 greenville to north flynn, three lanes blocked one lane getting by that is eastbound. we
updates. >>> on the east coast new york city police spent the night looking for a woman who killed a man by pushing him into the path after oncoming train. new york city police sayúf=? ts just released footage shows the woman, the attacker moments after the man was killed by a train in queens. witnesses told detectives the woman followed the man closely and mumbled to herself before shoving him. this is the second time in a month someone has been killed -- has killed a subway patron by pushing them into the path of a train. >>> hero of the first gulf war has passed away in florida. norman schwarzkopf died after suffering complications from mu mean -- pneumonia he was 78-years-old. he was a highly decorated combat soldier in vietnam known for his close system . >>> -- former president george h.w. bush is likely to remain in the hospital over the weekend. bush has been hospitalize since last month following a bout with bronchitis was transfered to the icu last weekend because of high fever. >> president obama is scheduled to meet with top congressional leaders in the oval office with the
nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department, in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. she was last seen december 7th after an overseas trip. on december 9th, the secretary canceled a trip, with her spokesman saying she was under the weather. later it was revealed that she had fainted from dehydration due to a severe stomach virus and suffered a concussion. abc news learned that in addition to being on an i.v. drip that week, she was treated by two teams
-like conditions in the nation's heartland could make travel difficult. wendy gillette joins us live from new york city. >> reporter: good morning. the national weather service has received reports of 34 tornadoes in four states, now this powerful system is moving east. this is just one of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day. leaving heavy damage. this one roared through alabama -- mobile, alabama tearing down parts of the church and downtown businesses. another twister hit mississippi, blowing insulation into trees and%khç peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: further east in the state in stone county, theresa and her boyfriend took shelter in their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast-moving storms brought braise -conditions to parts of the country's mid section, causing 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions
exam. she was admitted to a new york city hospital where doctors will monitor her at least 48 hours. she has been recovering from a stomach virus. she had been planning get to work this work. >>> the government from going over the flip, yet as the -- fiscal cliff, both republicans said they will not vote tonight. they will reconvene tomorrow morning. >> the vote on spending cuts and tax high school thaksd prevent the u.s. from going -- hike, from -- going over the fiscal cliff, still in the final hours. >> the house and senate convened for rare sunday sessions in hoping of bridging major impasses. >> conversations and discussions continue and we remain hopeful that'll get a breakthrough. >> we'll pass a minimalist bill so that we won't go over the cliff and then i think we have to go from there. >> on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for welt healthy americans. >> a mijor sticking point continues to be -- major annual sticking point, the threshold has waiverd from $250,000 to as high as millionion dollar. the country
to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million fewer people than initially projected. we will be right back. óó >> let's take a quick look outside. here is a shot from san francisco from van ness ave. let's check in with janu for your first forecast. >> the system that was bringing us more stirred yesterday has been pushed out of the area. we are still dealing with lingering sprinkler and through the south bay as well as parts of the peninsula. taking a
in new york state. high winds are going to delay flights from new york and newark and washington d.c. >> president obama is scheduled to attend the final memorial service for the late hawaii senator daniel inouye. he died from respiratory complications. he was the second longest serving senator are in history. >>> harry reid is asking for an announce mint on who his successor will be before the end of the year. >>> governor mark sanford may run for his former seat in congress. he was considered a rising gop star until he van niched from south carolina for five days back in 2009. he said he was hiking the appalachian trail. he later acknowledged he was visiting his miss stress in argentina. he served three terms before being elected to governor. his ex-wife is also interested in running for the seat >>> a fight between two black jack dealers hands one in the hospital and one behind bars. police say the fight happened between two female dealers and one woman stabbed the other in the face. police aren't sure what sparked the fight. it comes one week after a deadly shooting in the lobb
from new york to tell us what is coming up on your show. good morning. >> hey, carolyn, good morning to you. good morning to lisa and good morning to everyone in san francisco. we have a little breaking news this morning. the life or death rescue mission. troops swooping in to save an american doctor held by the taliban. and this morning kate middleton is stepping out. and we are hearing more from the family of the nurse who died after being on the wrong side of the prank call. we will hear from reporter stationed in australia this morning about reaction on the ground. and some relief at the gas station just in times for the holidays. prices dropping to almost three dollars a gallon. how low will they go and what is going on here? we will get an update on that. and the story everybody is talking about this morning is this right here, what you are looking at. is this the new jersey shore? m tv is certainly hoping so. it's called buck wild and it's not even on the air but it's already making people very, very mad. why one senator from west virginia wants m tv to pull the whole plug on
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
-- to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from pea -- fema. new york is paying for the rest of it. some say the help is not coming fast enough. >>> also, the mayor of america whack, new jersey will begin its challenge to live on food stamps for a week. he made that bet on twitter with one of its followers last month. the two will eat only what they can buy with $28.78. that's the average that people spent with food stamps. he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 7:44. frightening story for any parent. your child is missing. ktvu's pam cook is in the newsroom with this story. >> the child missing is lost by those paid to watch over her. she's autistic. staff members say they followed her for several blocks to the fruitvale b.a.r.t. station where they lost sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and sexually assaulted. >> i'm looking at my daughter -- and by the bruises, i know what happened. the police know what happened. the police know what happened. they are not discussing it with me. >> a 36
yesterday outside of nob hill foods. the man was identified as 53- year-old aldon mau. >>> the new york man shoved to death has been laid to rest. funeral services were held yesterday for the victim, ki- suck han. his daughter was there clutching a photograph. many wonder why passengers department try to save him. >>> from where i was, i could scream my lungs out, probably no one would have heard it and since my camera is always on. >> you tight that might have warned the con-- you thought that might have warned the conductor? >> the suspect, naeem davis, is being held on bail. he claims han would not leave him aloin and was -- him alone and was drunk. >>> some economists say democrats have numbers on their side for this fiscal cliff. >> reporter: more hiring could mean more support for president obama's agenda. here's what we learned from the labor department this morning. 146,000 jobs were added in november. that's almost double what some experts had predicted -- projected. the unemployment rate is the best we've seen in four years, down to 7.7% from 7.9% the month before. now, economists
destroyed in upstate new york after what we showed you yesterday live on our air here where the firefighters went to respond to a house fire and someone started shooting at them. let me go back and i'll tell you who the name of the shooter is now we know that this morning. william spengler is the one who police say set his own home on fire and then fired shots at the firefighters when they showed up. sean carroll tells us it's not spengler's first run-in with police. >> the first police officer managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> he was shooting at a berm near the home where he can barricaded himself with his weapons to shoot the innocent responders. and i will say the first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter in probably in all likelihood, saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to july, 1980, the death of his grandmother. >> spengler lived alone at this house for over 40 years. she was found dead at the floor of the dwelling by her grandson, william spengler, who lives next door. spengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m
will be performing a concert in new york's madison square garden. that's for victims of hurricane sandy. this is the last time we we'll see a sequential day, month and year in our lifetime. the next time will be 98 years from now, in the year 2110 on 10/10/10. >>> we want to mention quickly that the accident on the san mateo bridge sal was telling us about is clear now. i'm looking at our ktvu.com traffic report t looks a little slow in the westbound -- report. it looks a little slow in the westbound direction. >>> was it justified? the man accused of pushing another man in the path of a subway? he may have an explanation. >>> and all of the squid beaching themselves on the coast in santa cruz. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another st
free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile case. george zimmerman stiffest in releasing a picture taken february 26th by police officer after trayvon martin was shot and killed. you can see the photo here with a bloody face. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the 17 year-old death. he says he was on a neighborhood patrol and was acting in self-defense. but in florida steady your ground lost to the test. defense attorney mark o'meara says
say stalking is an everyday thing. >> new york city police arrested a woman suspected of killing a man by pushing him in front of a speeding subway train. the woman has made statements immix -- implicating herself. the police reseriesed video cam'ses showing the suspect running from the scene. >>> a lawyer in connecticut wants to sue the state over the sandy hook elementary school shooting. he is demanding $100 million in damages on behalf of an unidentified six-year-old girl who survived. he says the girl heard gunfire and screaming and was left with emotional scars. 27 people, including 20 children, were killed two weeks ago when 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and opened fire at the school before taking his own life. >>> next, new mission for the mars rover. it's about to begin a 2-1/2 billion journey. billion journey. >> a night for extra blankets. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aun
will be auctioned off today in new york. it is expected to sell for more than just a song. you russ remember this. they hope to fetch $1.2 million. >> you'll remember this one. a group of kayakers got an unexpected encounter with dangerous creatures. check it out. it shows the kayakers getting very close look at a pot of migrating orcas. >> oh, my god! >> they sounded excited. the whales sam right around kayak and under the kayaks, i don't have to imagine that. >> it happened to you. what was it like. >> they were coming at me and they disappeared right in front of me. it makes you a little nervous. a few seconds they emerged way behind me. i was just holding on for dear life. no video. >> flames recipient through a business in the east bay. what investigators are saying about the possible cause and the clues they will be looking for this morning. >> new this morning, surprising admission from pg&e about an ♪me and you - a little rendezvous.♪ ♪that special something that will carry you through...♪ ♪that little reward for all the things you do.♪ luscious, creamy filling - combined with
". >>> another health setback for secretary of state clinton she is being treat ford a blood clot at a new york hospital the clot was discovered yesterday during a follow-up exam connected to the concussion the secretary suffered after a fall earlier this month. a spokesperson would not state where the clot is located she cancelled two trip$sñú%s planned for next week. >>> two people were taken to the hospital after fire erupted in a home in the excelsior district. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. what is happening out there? >> reporter: look behind me, the street is still clogged with pg&e truck and heavy equipment, all of this because of of this fire being called suspicious. firefighters say when they got here to athens street 1:00 this morning, the fire was Ñ big and spreading quickly that.eading had them suspicions . then a neighbor told them the house had a meth lab inside. then, the gasoÑ= main gotíqoo , firefighters had to call pg&e for help. >> gasline ruptured in front of the house and we had to contain the fire once we put the fire out in the house we the fie the gas fire,
and transportation that were damaged by super storm sandy. the initial estimate for the damages $7 billion. new york's metropolitan transit system says much of their train tunnels, station and critical of equipment have been destroyed. the port authority of new york and new jersey which operates three airports say they are still trying to calculate their recover costs. >> on a quick break as the kron4 morning is returns. we are watching traffic moving slow some of the and traffic here. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you g
$60 million. in a joint statement, new york governor andrew cuomo in new jersey gov. chris christie sake, the money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuilt. if they also say the money will be used to protect a region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. american airlines pilots overwhelmingly approved a new labor deal it could help the company out of bankruptcy. the allied pilots association says that three-quarters of its nearly 8000 pilots voted for the agreement. the deal includes some compromises on work rules and but benefits. >> shock, sadness and anger in england this morning. a nurse treating the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton for pregnancy complications apparently took her own life. it happened after that nurse took the price call from to australia and disk jockeys. they were pretended to be queen elizabeth who wanted to check what milton. the nurse put the call through. kron 4 urs catherine heenan has the story. >> this host call was heard around the world. the host of a radio show stated tha
erica ferrari has an update from new york. >> reporter: good morning. concern over fiscal talks in washington could push stocks down for a second day. the dow finished down 74 thursday, nasdaq down 21. last night president obama and house speaker john boehner met for just under an hour. the brief meeting was described as frank but there is still no sign of a compromise. the white house says the president will not budge in his tax strategy to raise rates on the top 2% of americans. republicans want more cuts to social programs like medicare. >>> a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained .5%. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction. >>> now, you might not know the name but you have seen the unique label that norman woodland developed with another engineer. woodland invented the bar code. now what it is, that rectangle found on about every product we buy in stores. they got a patent for their invention 60 years ago. but the technology to use the bar code was not developed until 1974. norman woodland was 91. let's send
by the tragedy as the president and as a parent. a coalition of lawmakers including the new york city mayor has called on the president to send a bill to congress addressing gun violence. >> local churches are offering prayers for those stricken with grief. >> we will pray for the families. >> reporter: about a hundred people came together to find hope and comfort through prayer last night at the goss pell church in oakland. the pastor preempted the regular friday night service and called for people of faith to unite and stand together. >> realizing that when things happen all we have is each other. you know to hold each other up whether we are in california or concouldn't. >> children and adults stood in a circle, held hands and prayed for the families in connecticut struggling to come to terms with their grief and loss. other churches will be holding similar services this weekend. >>> still much more coverage ahead on the connecticut school shooting. you can post your sympathies by going to the ktv channel 2 facebook page where you can share your thoughts on our wall. >> caltrain service
live from the new york stock exchange. >>> i'm waiting for them to reap a deal many taxes are already high here any way bay area for closures down sharply. over all san francisco filing down 57% from a year ago biggest drop in san mateo, property values some of the most stable in the nation. senior economist putting san francisco on the top 10 residental real estate markets of 2013 based on job growth, low vacancy rates. san francisco has one of the healthiest markets and least likely to give surprises. san jose is not on the list because inventory is too tight there. so far this morning similar to what we've been doing so much lately, a little change, cautious trade, light volume, lower across the board. bloomberg index down a bit. you may know them as an online retail we are big warehouses amazon has received a patent on technology that provides air bags and other forms of protection for cell phones and poverty able devices this covers air bags, -- safety monitoring systems that detect when a device is dropped. one in three cell phones damaged or lost in the first year of ownership
with a stash. and in new york city, iphone thefts spiked 40%, and in washington, dc they make up 40% of all robberies. san francisco police say they've received 1700 reports storm cell phones this year. >> a flooding expedition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. it was caught on video. almost turned to disaster when a man fell through the ice, and one person after another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> coming across the ice really fast and went from cheering to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> a crowd gathered on shore, frantically screaming for help. at one point 12 people in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everybody was finally hauled out to shore. >> high surf and heavy winds kennedy rescuers busy on the beach. a 9-1-1 call came in saying there were three surfers beyond the break. the coast coast was practices swells and got to the men. >> one single surfer was trying to take advantage of the large sweals, was never in distress. >> ama: responders were called to the beach with a false alarm. the high surf adv
, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >> teacher said had to close the blinds and had to close the blinds and had to shut off the lights and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: outside, the first family members on the scene witnessed a horrific site. >> three children that came out, one of them was -- had a very bloody face, it was a very violent scene. they were in the arms of
-threatening issues in australia. >>> and the emotional battle to bring the damaged board walks on the new york and new jersey coasts. brennan, lad, do you know where golf was discovered? scotland! aye...and do you know where your leukemia treatment was discovered? st. jude! right! after three unsuccessful marrow transplants, st. jude children's research hospital developed a bold new fourth transplant that helped save brennan. fore! i said four. why you yelling? good one! give thanks for the healthy kids in your life. and give to those who are not. go to st. jude dot org or shop where ever you see the st. jude logo. >>> well, cold out there p.m. some pog for some. already very mild for others. upper 50s to near 60. coast and bay look rely nice today. big -- really nice today. big change on wednesday. cold air an rain coupling in. >>> 7:14. new problems with the apple -- apple maps on the iphone. police have to rescue people trying to visit their city because the apple map says it's in a national park 40 miles away. some people have become stranded in the park, no food, no water, trying to find
--$20 million to rebuild its war wall. new york mayor olmert has said no new wooden boardwalk should be built. as he favors concrete boardwalk we will get an update on the dry times in the morning commute coming up and watch of the weather. we have blue sky out there on this chilly monday morning when we act in a minute on kron 4 morning morning when we act in a minute on krlook at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. will come at the time is 7:29 on your monday morning. the live look from mount tam. the camera is checking around you see some offshore lan
was a big fan of new york giants' star victor cruz and yesterday during the giants' game cruz wore jack's name on his uniform in his honor. noah is the youngest victim. he had just turned 6 a couple of weeks ago. several other funerals are planned throughout the week. just moments ago, police in newtown held a press conference about the newest developments in the case. >> the plan is to try to resume normalcy for school classes tomorrow except for those members at the sandy hook school. they will be excused, of course, until further notice. >> we'll have more on the future of sandy hook, the school itself in a few minutes. police say they still have work in their investigation. right now, they are interviewing witnesses in hopes of learning more about the horrifying massacre. the shooting, as you can imagine, is affecting parents and kids all over the country, including right here in the bay area. ktvu's tara moriarty is live in san francisco with more on how students will honor the victims in newtown -- newtown, today. >> reporter: well, they plan to stand in solidarity with the studen
to the east coast and what they are dealing with right now. we want to check in with new york to tell us what is coming up on abc7 -- on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. good morning. >> can i spend new year's with you? >> sure, come on out! >> we are expecting quite some weather over the next couple of days. this morning another winter what you will lop on the way for the northeast, as you just mentioned. 20 states from ohio to north carolina to maine in the line of fire. this is just days after that nasty blizzard hit the country. ginger will have the latest on what the new storm could mean for your travel plans. and a dramatic ice rescue. a sledding excursion gone wrong. watch as one person of a another falls in frigid water. near a dozen people hit the ice. it all happened in san francisco and it was all happened on tape. everyone survived but it's terrifying video to watch. plus is brittney getting the action on x. rumors are flying she would be getting fired from the tv show paying her 15 million bucks to be a judge. but you won't believe why they want to give her the boot. and too s
districts already have armed officers in their schools. abc news, new york. >>> as you just heard and probably know, the national rifle association national school shield proposal unveiled in the wake of the connecticut shoe shooting calls for every school to have an armed guard for protection but is that the answer? on abc's this week this george stephanopoulos asa hutchinson compares the current nra proposal with the national debate that took place before armed air martials were put on planes in an effort to deter terrorism. >> it was an intense debate that on o airplanes guns have no place. it has increased the security of the airlines. it is not like it is an armed camp. it is a discrete use of armed guards that has a presence there to protect america. >> georgia senator johnny isaacson reports the columbine took place five years in the ten year assault weapons ban which congress eventually allowed to expire. >>> saint anthony's in san francisco is holding its 4th annual curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped by clothes and food by the bagful. donated hand knitted s
with a stash. and in new york city, iphone thefts spiked 40%, and in e up 40%on, dc of all robberies. san francisco police say they've received 1700 reports storm cell phones this year. >> a flooding expedition goes horribly wrong in the san gabriel mountains. it was caught on video. almost turned to disaster when a man fell through the ice, and one person after another tried to save him, only to fall in themselves. >> coming across the ice really fast and went from cheering to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> give me the rope. >> a crowd gathered on shore, frantically screaming for help. at one point 12 people in the water. it ended after nine minutes when everybody was finally hauled out to shore. >> high surf and heavy winds kennedy rescuers busy on the beach. a 9-1-1 call came in saying there were three surfers beyond the break. the coast coast was practices swells and got to the men. >> one single surfer was trying to take advantage of the large sweals, was never in distress. >> ama: responders were called to the beach with a false alarm. the high surf advisory ended at
the start and he says she ready. >> first time tampa to watch from new york, everybody knows they are one of the best. that is the best parted about it. >> which will come first? a's move to san jose or the real end of the world? neither one at this point. a's owner sent a letter to oakland mayor qag five-year extension to remain in oakland. a's lease is up at the end of next season. >> that is wrap on morning sports. have a great weekend everybody. i'm larry beil. >> katie: coming up next, the storm is bringing more snow to the sierra. take a live look. this is how 89 at squaw valley, going to see a white christmas out there. we'll tell you how much snow could fall this weekend. >> live in los gatos, intermittent showers, after the break i'll have the latest conditions here. >>> we want to start this half-hour with the weather. >> lisa: good morning. we are looking at the light rain around the crai bay right now. heaviest is around the central coast but we have a thunderstorm up around mount tam. we are looking at rain line pushing through the south and east bay and few showers behind th
dolan the new york archbishop spoke at her funeral. while the memorial to the victims grow bigger each day, the investigation continues into what led to the rampage. on wednesday, investigators removed boxes from the home of shooter adam lanza as they searched for a motive. for survivors class resume after the holidays in monroe. the sandy hook building may never reopen. dan dayton attended the school as a child. >> i knew every part of that school. so it's been tarnished forever. >> reporter: school officials say the new school will be a fresh start for a community that's struggling to move on. police reveal that there were two bedrooms in the home where adam lanza shared with his mother and one of the bedrooms in the basement she kept her weapons in a locked box. he obviously got access to them. he also kept his computer games and hard drive there. police he destroyed the hard drive so they couldn't find traces of what he was thinking or doing in the hours before last friday's shooting. reporting live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you. >>> peopl
in new york city yesterday. it will have 100 and floor >> detectives in pleasant hill is a copycat criminal maybe the blame for the latest pipe bomb incident outside a school there. i balm was found outside of pleasant hill elementary school yesterday. it did not go off and no one was hurt. on saturday vandals' blue up this mailbox, a short time later officers and dismantled another pipe bomb and arrested three teens. police successfully dismantled a pipe bomb found yesterday at the school and no arrests have been made. >> uc berkeley is launching a new scholarship fund exclusively for undocumented students. the dreamers fund will start with a $1 million donation from the evelyn and walter haas jr. foundation. undocumented students in california are eligible for some state to fund its culture programs but are eligible for federal financial aid. the million dollar fund will be paid out over the next five to 10 years. san jose ranks near the top nationally and rising home prices. according to the federal housing finance agency, home prices jumped over 3.4% in the third quarter of 201
sides plan to meet in new york tomorrow. >> tonight the warriors play their final game of the year when they host the boston celtics. the warriors are now 20-10 with their win last night. this is the first time they have had 20 wins before new year's day since 1980. david lee finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, their first game will be on wednesday against the hottest team in the nba, the clippers. >> should be a good one. the healthiest places for men to live. . >> morning showers are tapering off leaving us a dry, cool afternoon. i will have the numbers for you coming up. . >>> highway one is back open this morning after a rock slide closed the highway for almost a week. a emergency contractor was called into repair a 60-foot section of the highway. officials are urging drivers to use caution when traveling because of rough pavement and loose gravel. >> i'm thinking about taking a jog today. >> jog? >> i tonight do it often. more of a hiker, kind of a walker. if i go out, bring the jacket i guess. >> i like it to be a little warmer. >> yeah. you know some like it cool when
with the average pay for state workers at more than $60,000 a year. new york ranks number 2 at $56,000. and new jersey right behind at $54,000. then there are the extreme examples. bloomberg reports one prison psychiatrist made more than $800,000 last year and a chp division chief retired with more than $483,000 with salary, pension and other exceptions. >> that's a lot. >> reporter: reaction on the street today was unanimous. >> definitely something should be done about that. >> even if those examples are not representative of the broader state employee population, it's the kind of thing that leaves a mark and resonates with the voters. >> reporter: at usc's unruh institute of politics, a professor points out this story comes just one month after california voters were convinced the state was so broke, that a tax increase was necessary to pay for the beleaguered public school system. >> next time there's an initiative on the ballot here in los angeles or statewide, or the next time a viewer sees a story on your station about public employee benefits, they are going to remember this story. that
in a death of a new york subway passenger who was pushed on to a track. surveillance video from monday's incident shows the victim in a confrontation with the suspect shortly before he was shoved on the tracks at the times square station. the victim was hit by a train and then killed. witnesses say the man desperately tried to climb back up to the platform but was unable to make it. >> just standing in fear and shock not knowing what's going on. some ran out, others just stood there. >> some witnesses say they noticed the suspect acting strangely before the incident. investigators say he frequented the area often, helping street vendors. it's not clear how he implicated himself. >>> 5:18 now. lawmakers on capitol hill now have less than four weeks to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff" we have all heard about. if democrats and republicans don't reach a budget agreement by year's end, across-the-board tax hikes and budget cuts will kick in automatically. house speaker john boehnered off a republican proposal this week but president obama and other democrats have dismissed it because it inc
] the concert was held at new york city's madison square garden. more than $30 million was raised just through ticket sales. some of the other artists who reformed include bruce springsteen and alicia keys. >>> happening now a senate committee hearing is underway to address recovery efforts after sandy. here is a live look from washington dc of the hearing that is now underway. the committee will focus on small businesses in particular and the federal efforts to help small business owners get on their feet. that is -- senator me mendez. states hit by sandy could get more help from the government. democrats have put together a bill that would provide $60 billion in disaster aid to the affected areas. the president who visited the area a short time ago made the request for the emergency spending bill last week. the proposal comes at a time when lawmakers are of course already battling -- doing battle over the fiscal cliff. >>> the red cross is under fire for the amount of money it raised verses the amount of money it spent on sandy relief. they pulled in $188 million in donations according to a
in times square new york city which you see in this video had been open 24-7 since december 2nd. >> there was a threat made to a school in my to vista as specifically 8 meltage there. we will get more information coming umonta vistae threat was made to a milk teacher at the school we will have more as we get more information coming up. we're back of update on our breaking news out of the south bay when the campus of mocked of is the high school shutdown. police and the bombs what are on the scene looking for the campus to make sure everything is fine. there was a threat this morning against a high school. the threat originated at another stop a school when brooke high- school. ministers there found graffiti on the wall of their building that- lynbrook . the graffiti specifically named a male teacher at the high school. lynbrook called police and the polithe school and school cl police. >> class seven canceled, and our rain canceled four of the civil future. we have no word if they have found anything on campus. the search is on going will let you know if we find out anything mor
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